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Best Winter Olympic sport for me?

 
 
johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2014 11:10 pm
@oralloy,
Nordic combined is like cross-country right? I will check into it.
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2014 11:16 pm
@johnnybigbro22,
johnnybigbro22 wrote:
Is nordic skiing like cross-country skiing?

Nordic Skiing includes Cross Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, and Biathlon.

The Nordic Combined is a combination of Cross Country Skiing and Ski Jumping.

They start off with the jump, then "the people who jump good" are given a head start over "the people who jump bad" when they do the cross country part.
oralloy
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2014 11:19 pm
@johnnybigbro22,
johnnybigbro22 wrote:
Nordic combined is like cross-country right? I will check into it.

In Nordic Combined, you start off with Ski Jumping. Then they do a Cross Country Ski race where people's start time is determined by how well they jumped.
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johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Tue 18 Feb, 2014 11:19 pm
@oralloy,
Oh ok. Well, I will have to try that.
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johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 12:15 am
@Wilso,
Hey, why did God create sand? To use for man's purposes. In this case, my purpose is to train skiing on it.
roger
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 12:33 am
@johnnybigbro22,
But, you see. . . . Oh, nevermind. I tried to help and got nothing but abuse.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 12:35 am
@johnnybigbro22,
Yup, yup.
And yup, nordic skiing is cross-country, as opposed to alpine skiing, which is downhill .
roger
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 12:52 am
@fbaezer,
There's Nordic and there's yoyo.
johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 01:06 am
@roger,
What? What do you mean? I thought it was pretty good with the iambic pentameter lol.
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johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 01:16 am
@fbaezer,
Yeah. I think i could do that. I would need alot of practice though.
And i figured that is where you live because of your picture. Pumas.
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johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 01:17 am
@roger,
whats yoyo? another new olympic sport lol?
roger
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 01:37 am
@johnnybigbro22,
It's a child's toy. You know, like Duncan yoyos. A spinning disc with a string around the axle. Outside of a few tricks, it basically goes up and down like a downhill skier. They go down, they take the lift back up, and then they ski down the hill again. Yoyo is opposite of Nordic or cross country skiing.

Glad you're okay with the pentameter. I thought it sounded kind of like something they might do in the Olympics.
johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 10:43 am
@roger,
I know what yoyo is. I was just picking with you.
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johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 10:45 am
@roger,
I got what you mean now. And yeah, I am still laughing at the iambic pentameter sport lol.
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johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 12:16 pm
@oralloy,
For ski jumping don't you have to have long legs?
johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 12:18 pm
@fbaezer,
What do you think is better, ski jumping or the nordic combined?
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oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 12:37 pm
@johnnybigbro22,
johnnybigbro22 wrote:
For ski jumping don't you have to have long legs?

I think so, to some extent.

You'll likely get much better advice from an actual coach for Olympic athletes. They will be experienced in pointing people in the right direction. I'm giving the best advice that I can, but I don't know nearly as much as a coach would know.

Anyway, I believe that in Nordic Combined, the best athletes are "in between" what would be the best shape and size for one of the individual disciplines by itself. They are not as aerodynamic as a pure Ski Jumper, but are more aerodynamic than a pure Cross Country Skier.
johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 01:56 pm
@oralloy,
Ok. So if I didnt want to do ski jumping, which means I cant do the nordic, then would I do cross-country skiing? Because there arent any ski jumping training places or clubs around where I live.
oralloy
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 02:16 pm
@johnnybigbro22,
johnnybigbro22 wrote:
Ok. So if I didnt want to do ski jumping, which means I cant do the nordic, then would I do cross-country skiing? Because there arent any ski jumping training places or clubs around where I live.

You could do that, or biathlon. Biathlon takes the endurance of cross country, and adds to it the need to be very steady while your heart is pounding.

Your point about location of training facilities has me again thinking you would be best served seeking out a real coach (who would likely know what is in your area, and what in your area would be the best fit for you).
johnnybigbro22
 
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Reply Wed 19 Feb, 2014 02:36 pm
@oralloy,
Aight. I will look for a coach. And I will ask around. I live on the virginia/n. carolina border line, so we are quite a few hours from any ski club.
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